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Address: 42987 Highway 70, Clovis, NM
Phone Number: 575.562.2202
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Small museum packed with information

Between Clovis and Portales sits this small museum about the history of the area including Clovis man and mammoths. It's simple enough and cheap enough to take the children and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Clovis, New Mexico
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Clovis, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between Clovis and Portales sits this small museum about the history of the area including Clovis man and mammoths. It's simple enough and cheap enough to take the children and not blow your budget.

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Severna Park, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

March 8, 2016 Website was confusing, but we we entered this museum into our GPS and a couple of locations came up. Since it is associated with the campus of Eastern New Mexico University we went to the one that appeared to be on campus. As we drove down the main road of the campus we got all excited when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

Very educational. Lots of good information and interesting displays. Fossils you can actually touch. And the video is worth the watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016

Lots of artifacts and history for the "Clovis" people. Many human remains along with remains of a mammoth. The Blackwater Draw Site is included with the ticket to the museum and you must see both. The site offers a few walking trails and has an exhibit at the bottom where bones are currently being excavated. Note: The Blackwater Draw Site... More 

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Hot Springs, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Interesting displays on the Blackwater dig. Mammoth bones that you can actually touch. A few large displays and many small exhibits. Twenty six video on Gault dig site in central Texas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Wow! The sheer number of artifacts located here is astounding. The displays are beautiful (wish the info could be mire comprehensive) and well presented. Excellent video. Great curator; very enthusiastic and welcoming. The history we have in this country is incredible. Learn some of it here cause they don't teach it in schools. Winter hours are reduced. Closed Mondays. $3.00... More 

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Clovis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This museum is THE museum to see the remains, and learn the history, of the Clovis people. This museum gives a great overview of the area and tells you what you can experience at the Blackwater Draw site.

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Bonham, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stop here and do some reading, then go on to the Dig site. Look up the address before you go, or you'll miss this little building set off the road. Friendly staff, some books and postcards for purchase. A part of America's History here!

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Amarillo, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Very unexpected museum in the desert. Quite a few artifacts from the area. Yes they have a mammoth many Indian artifacts as well as a complete geological sampling from around the region. Spend an extra hour and see the actual excavation site about 10miles away. Its worth the drive. They also have preserved the oldest known well in North America... More 

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DFW, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went to Clovis on a whim from Carlsbad. Passed the Museum and flipped around to come back. SO worth the stop! Your admission to the museum (a mere $3) also gets you into the Clovis dig site not far down the road. A slice of Pre-history well worth the stop. Take those extra 15-30 minutes!

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